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Support for Dynamic '+' Email Aliases in Office 365

Hello,

I am familiar with using a plus sign following my email alias to create dynamic unique addresses for a Gmail account. e.g. test.email+signedup@gmail.com will arrive at my Gmail mailbox, where I can then apply rules based on the 'To:' address. See this page for details: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370

I tested this on my Office 365 address and it works, but only for email addresses in my parent domain. Using the aliases on subdomain addresses results in a 'recipient not found' NDR.

Does anyone out there have more information on this feature or if it even is one for 365 / Exchange?

Thanks!
Ryan

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Support for Dynamic '+' Email Aliases in Office 365

    Hello, I am familiar with using a plus sign following my email alias to create dynamic unique addresses for a Gmail account. e.g. test.email+signedup@gmail.com will arrive at my Gmail mailbox, w...

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  • Juliano Pável commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I see that you can use a comment in parenthesis in the name part as it's already pointed earlier in the comments. I'll try later whether it's possible to get that comment back when receiving the email (I've tried it on my mobile device but Outlook app don't give me any tools for checking the original received email headers.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This works on my personal @outlook account, but not company office 365 account. What a mess.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please! I am so used to this coming from Gmail that it's hard to not be dissapointed while looking for the same feature in Office 365.

  • Ryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Let's get this going! It is absurd this feature isn't in this suite yet.

  • Jason R. Coombs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    anonymous said "WORKAROUND TODAY:"

    I tried adding the rule as described. There's no "When recipient matches", but there is "If the message includes these words in the recipient's address." I added a rule based on that, but it doesn't work for me. Messages received for "addr+extra@domain.com" don't arrive. So much for a workaround.

  • Jose commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please, support this extremely useful aspect of the email standard! It's a great way to pre-categorize incoming emails so that I can work more efficiently.

  • Nick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please fix this issue so we can start using dynamic email address with a third party tool like activeCollab.

    Thanks,
    Nick

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please fix this issue so we can start using dynamic email address with a third party tool like activeCollab.

    Thanks
    Roger

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This breaks email as a standard. It is a requirement of the email RFCs. Please fix!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is totally unacceptable. Sadly, our alumni association decided they didn't want to pay in-house services anymore/and or in-house did not want to deal with us so we were forcefully migrated to O365. Now what am I supposed to do with all of the e-mail addresses that have been out in the wild? I don't even know what all of them are. In most cases it fails silently to the sender as well as the recipient, to make the problem even worse!

  • IT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That is not even a feature, it's a RFC compliance bug. MS somehow has plenty of dev time to add gizmos and promoted products but not for bugfixes to core features.

  • Tim Phang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an exchange admin you can set this up for specific addresses. Follow the instructions in:
    https://durdle.com/2015/01/11/office-365-email-suffix-matching/ and change the match rule in step 6 to be something along the lines of:

    ^name\+\w*@domain.com$

    This will catch "name+anything@domain.com" and redirect it to the appropriate mailbox. This will need to be configured for each user who needs the functionality. For a team of developers to be able to use for testing, I'd recommend creating a shared inbox and applying the rule there.

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